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Community Festival

Bradley Stoke Community Festival takes place each year in early June.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2018

The 2018 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June.

The programme of events is organised by Re-energize, on behalf of  Bradley Stoke Town Council.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2017

The 2017 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th June.

Flyer for the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2017.

Friday 9th June 2017 from 10.30am

The Picnic in the Park starts at 10.30am and runs until 2pm at the Jubilee Centre. Professor Panic presents his range of circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the Big Top, alongside local craft and community stalls and a bouncy castle. Bradley Stoke Radio will be providing music and entertainment. Refreshments will be served by the local WI during the morning with face painting also available.

Saturday 10th June 2017 11.30am to 6pm

The demonstration area on Jubilee Green features the King Ramps Skate Pipe and displays will be given by pro-riders throughout the festival. There will also be a street art demo with’have-a-go’ sessions. This year’s main event is a school sports competition for local children and adults, along with mini rugby from St Mary’s RFC and displays from karate and judo clubs. Music is provided by local bands Gemma & Simeon from Bradley Stoke Community School, Gecko Blasters, Uncle Buck, Dockside, Atlantic, South Glos Jazz band and the Madness tribute band Nuttyness, alongside performances from local groups including Bradley Stoke Gym Club, SGAP, Stoke Gifford Dance, Kirsty Husher Dance plus other local clubs and associations. Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, Wipe Out, Bungee Run and Surf Simulator, a Helter Skelter and the Vertical Xtreme Climbing Wall alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery and other activities.  A new bazaar marquee will house a range of arts & crafts stalls. Sideshows and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Football Tournament for Year 1 children, with 14 schools taking part, starts at 12pm on the top field soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm).

Sunday 11th June 2017 from 9.30am

A 10k multi-terrain race organised by Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (where it also finishes). Over 600 competitors are expected. At Baileys Court Activity Centre there will be a joint ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches starting at 10.30am followed at 1pm by a Quick Cricket tournament featuring under-11 players from four local clubs, plus a BBQ, stalls and evening entertainment in the clubhouse. The Bradley Stoke Bowls Club will provide roll up demonstrations throughout the afternoon. A skate park competition with circus skills and other entertainment will take place from 1pm to 5.30pm at the new skate park alongside Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

For more details, see:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2016

The 2016 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2016.

Friday 3rd June from 10.30am

The Picnic in the Park starts at 10.30am and runs until 2pm at the Jubilee Centre. Professor Panic presents his range of circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the Big Top, alongside local craft and community stalls and a bouncy castle. Refreshments will be served by the local WI during the morning with Face Painting also available.

Saturday 4th June 11.30am to 6pm

The demonstration area in Jubilee Green features the King Ramps Skate Pipe and displays will be given by the pro’s throughout the Festival with a street art demo and “have a go” sessions. This year’s main demonstration is dog agility displays by Canine Relate of South Glos. Music is provided by local bands; Telson, Elevation, Seduction, Limited Edition, Tundra and Skeeter alongside local dance groups including; Yasmins, Baby Ballet, Street Envy and the Chinese Dance Group along with other local clubs and associations. Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, a Helter Skelter and the Vertical Xtreme Climbing Wall alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery and other activities.  Sideshows, arts & crafts and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club Tournament for Year 1 Boys and Girls, with 14 schools and 140 children taking part, starts at 12.15pm on the top field soccer pitches (prizegiving at 3pm).

Sunday 5th June from 9.30am

A 10k multi terrain race organised by the Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am and finishes at the Jubilee Centre. 500+ Competitors are expected. At Baileys Court Activity Centre there will be a joint “Church in the Park” outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke Churches starting at 10.30am followed at 12 noon by 25th anniversary celebrations by the Bradley Stoke Cricket Club. Ex Glos and England cricketer, Jack Russell MBE will be attending (12pm to 4pm) along with a display of his paintings and a cricket match featuring a celebrity XI v BSCC XI starting at around 4pm finishing with a cricket tea and evening entertainment in the clubhouse. The BS Bowls club will provide roll up demonstrations throughout the afternoon. A Skate Board competition along with King Ramps will also be taking place at the New Bradley Stoke Skate Park with circus skills and other entertainments from 10.30am through to 4pm and everyone is welcome to enter.

For more details, see:

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Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015

The 2015 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2015.

Friday 5th June from 10.30am

The Picnic in the Park, for parents and toddlers, starts at 10.30am and runs until approximately 2pm – at the Jubilee Centre. Professor Panic presents his range of circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the Big Top, alongside local craft and community stalls and a bouncy castle. Refreshments will be served by the local WI during the morning with face painting available for the toddlers.

Saturday 6th June 11.30am to 6pm

The demonstration area in Jubilee Green features the King Ramps Skate Pipe and displays will be given by the pro’s throughout the festival with a street art demo and ‘have a go’ sessions This year’s main show is dog agility displays by Gloucestershire Agility. Music is provided by local bands: Kimura, The Midnight Tides, Geckoblasters, Panache Steel Band and The Secrets alongside local dance groups including: Stagecoach, Danceworks, Baby Ballet, Footloose and Infinity and other clubs and associations. Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, giant inflatables, a Helter Skelter and the Vertical Xtreme climbing wall alongside the local Scouts providing longbow archery and other activities. Sideshows, arts & crafts and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Youth Football Club Football Tournament for Year 1 Boys and Girls starting at 12.30pm on the top soccer pitches.

Sunday 7th June from 9.30am

A 10k multi-terrain race organised by Sole Sisters Running Club starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (600 competitors are expected). At Baileys Court Activity Centre there will be a joint ‘Church in the Park’ outdoor service from the Bradley Stoke churches starting at 10.30am followed by the third running of the Bradley Stoke Bed Race starting at 12.30pm through until 1.30pm. Bradley Stoke Cricket Club (BSCC) will open their bar from 12noon followed by the Mayor’s XI v BSCC XI cricket match starting at 2pm finishing with a cricket tea and evening entertainment in the clubhouse. Bradley Stoke Bowls Club will provide roll up demonstrations throughout the afternoon. A Skate Park Competition will take place from 11am to 5pm at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (see Bradley Stoke Skatepark Facebook page for details on how to enter).

For more details, see:

Photos from the 2015 festival:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2014

The 2014 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 6th June to Sunday 8th June.

NEW: Worried about the weather forecast for Saturday? Here’s a statement from the town council:

“There are no plans to cancel Saturday’s event. Obviously, if the weather is bad, it will be up to each individual stall holder/sideshow etc. to decide whether they wish to attend, but the site will be open whatever the weather and all the infrastructure will be in place for the Festival to take place.”

Festival Programme (extracts from the June edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine):

Poster for the 2014 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

Friday 6th June from 10.30am

The Picnic in the Park, for parents and toddlers, starts at 10.30am and runs until approximately 2pm – at the Jubilee Centre. Professor Panic presents his range of circus skills, juggling and entertainment in the Big Top, alongside local craft and community stalls and a bouncy castle. Refreshments will be served by the local WI during the morning with face painting available for the toddlers. Friends of Jubilee Green will also be running their popular treasure hunt and there will be activities from the local Woodcraft folk and play groups.

Saturday 7th June 11.30am to 6pm

The demonstration area in Jubilee Green features a wide range of events, including the popular falconry displays. King Ramps Skate Pipe will be in attendance, with displays being given by pro-riders throughout the Festival (sponsored by the Willow Brook Centre and SGC Positive Activities Fund). There will be a rugby skills display plus a tug o’ war competition organised by Bradley Stoke Youth Rugby at St Mary’s Rugby Club. On the main stage area music is provided by local bands: Fflipp Fflops, Uncle Buck, Goodnight Lois, The Band with No Name, top party band She Says and reggae band Mizizi; performing alongside local dance groups, including the world-renowned Bristol Acro Gymnasts, clubs and associations. Fun rides for the children include trampolines, giant slides, football games, longbow archery, giant inflatables, a helter skelter and the Vertical Xtreme climbing wall. Sideshows, arts & crafts and community stalls will offer a wide range of local products and novelties. The Bradley Stoke Youth FC Football Tournament for Year 1 children starts at 12.30am on the top soccer pitches.

Sunday 8th June from 9.30am

A 10K multi-terrain race organised by the Sole Sisters starts at 9.30am from the Jubilee Centre (600 competitors are expected). At Baileys Court Activity Centre, the second running of the Bradley Stoke Bed Race will take place from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. The Bradley Stoke Cricket Club will provide a BBQ + bar from 12 noon with a Mayor’s XI v BSCC XI starting at 2pm, finishing with evening entertainment in the clubhouse. The Bradley Stoke Bowls club will provide roll up demonstrations throughout the afternoon. A Skate Park Competition (sponsored by the Willow Brook Centre and SGC Positive Activities Fund) will take place from 11am to 5pm at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (see Bradley Stoke Skatepark Facebook page for details on how to enter).

For more details, see:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2013

The 2013 Bradley Stoke Community Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June.

Festival Programme (extracts from the June edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine):

Poster for the 2013 Bradley Stoke Community Festival.

For more details, including a stall booking form, see:

Entries are now open for the Bradley Stoke 10k Run on Sunday 9th June 2013.

Bradley Stoke Charity Bed Race on Sunday 9th June 2013.

Charity Bed Race on Sunday 9th June:

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2012

Flyer for the Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2012.

The 2012 Festival takes place a couple of weeks earlier than usual this year, to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations:

Festival dates: Friday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June 2012

For further information, to book a stall or include your event contact Rob Goodwin (07971 619501) or Bradley Stoke Town Council (01454 868080).

Entries are now open for the Bradley Stoke 10k Run on Sunday 3rd June 2012.

For details of all events taking place during the 2012 Festival, see:

More info: Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2012 (BSTC)

Highlights of the 2012 Festival programme

Friday 1st June: 9:30am Parent and Toddlers Picinic in the Park; Professor Panic and Steve the Bubbleman.

Saturday 2nd June: Festival events between 11:30 and 6pm at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road. Headline band Baraka, supported by Little Intentions, A Holiday Rumour, Oblio, Uncle Buck, Obsidian and Freeze. Dance zone featuring Dance Works, Annette’s Dancers, Theatre Train, Acrogymnastics, Yasmins and the South Glos Chineses Association Dancers. K9 interactive dog display, Bristol Zoo, rides, sideshows and community stalls. Schools’ football tournament for Year 1 Boys and Year 3/4 Girls.

Sunday 3rd June: 9:30am Bradley Stoke 10k Run from the Jubilee Centre. 10am Nature reserve walk from the Leisure Centre. 11am Outdoor church service and cricket tournament (1pm to 6pm) at Baileys Court.

Read more: Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2012 (SGC) [PDF]

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2011

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2011

The 2011 Festival takes place over the weekend of Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June.

Full details are available on the Community Festival page of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s website. Community groups and other organisations are encouraged to host stalls at the festival (free for community groups, £10 for small enterprises, £30 commercial/retail) – contact Southern Brooks Community Partnership for further details – booking form [MS Word].

See our Map of the Community Festival Venues on Google Maps.

Friday 10th June 2011

Circus at Bradley Stoke Festival

At the Jubilee Centre and on Jubilee Green, Savages Wood Road:

  • Coffee Morning 9:30am to 2pm. Local craft and community stalls.
  • Pre-school Picnic in the Park 9:30am to 2pm – Professor Panic’s Circus and the Bubble Man.

Saturday 11th June 2011

Bradley Stoke Stoke Festival, Jubilee Green

The Festival Nature Reserve Walk starts at 10am from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Finishes by 1 pm, giving plenty of time for you to join in the Festival fun!

Festival events between 11:30 and 6pm at the Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road:

  • Bands/Dance groups – The Counterfeit Bee Gees, supported by local bands Trouble on the Green, Tundra and Cassette (winner of the Bradley Stoke Battle of the Bands contest in November 2010).
  • Dance arena – local groups and clubs.
  • Fun rides for the children, including trampolines, inflatables and other activities, sideshows, quads and animals from Bristol Zoo.
  • The Kingswood Bus Project for those 11 to 18yrs, with extra events by the SBCP Youth Workers.
  • Sideshows, craft and community stalls offering a wide range of local products and novelties.
  • Annual schools football tournament for Year 1 Boys /Year 3-4 Girls, starting at 10:30am.
  • Range of food and drink available.

Read more: Schedule of entertainment for Saturday 11th June

Sunday 12th June 2011

Start of the 2009 Bradley Stoke 10k Run

Bradley Stoke 10K Run starts (9:30am) and finishes at the Jubilee Centre.

Skate Park Competition at the Skate Park, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (12pm – 4pm).

Events at Baileys Court Activity Centre, Baileys Court Road:

  • Outdoor Church Service (11am) with competitions and entertainment for all the family.
  • Bradley Stoke Cricket Club barbeque and bar from 12 noon.
  • Bradley Stoke Six-a-Side Cricket Tournament (from 1pm until approx 6pm).
  • Evening entertainment in the Baileys Court clubhouse.

Bradley Stoke Festival Cricket Tournament

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Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2010

Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2010

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Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2009

Community Festival Poster

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Bradley Stoke Community Festival 2008

Poster for the 2008 Community Festival

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